People power saves church

A church congregation in Kent has banded together to help raise a million pounds to build a new one.

Leap of faith: congregation raises cash for new church

It was a bit of a leap of faith: A small community of Staplehurst Free Church near Maidstone pulled down their old building - and then began the urgent task of raising money for a new one.

And they aimed high. The hundred strong congregation needed more than a million pounds for their new church.

Hard work, sponsored walks, church fetes, and bring-and-buys - and a grant, got them the money they needed.

Kevin Harrison has been speaking to Ryan Ahern, the Assistant Pastor and Architect Richard Hawks. Click on the link above to see his report.